Amherst College Will Sponsor Talk on “Guantanamo: Torture, Habeas Corpus and the Constitution” on Monday, Sept. 10

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen

August 29, 2007
Contact: Katherine Duke ’05
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Stacey Schmeidel
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AMHERST, Mass.—In recognition of Constitution Day, attorney Buz Eisenberg, consultant Kimberly Duplechain ’99 and law professor Bruce Miller will address “Guantanamo: Torture, Habeas Corpus and the Constitution” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College President’s Office and presented by the Amherst College Library, the event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Eisenberg is Of Counsel to the Northampton litigation firm of Weinberg & Garber, P.C., and a professor at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Mass. He is a cooperating attorney with the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights and a member of the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative, providing pro bono representation to Guantanamo detainees. He has received a number of awards for his work on human rights and social justice.

Duplechain graduated from Amherst College in 1999. In 2003, she went to work in Washington, D.C. for the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, an agency under the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. She currently works for IBM’s Global Business Services as a senior consultant in public sector financial management and policy for several federal agencies, including the Department of Navy and the Transportation Security Administration. She is also a student at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, concentrating on international business and trade.


Miller teaches constitutional law and public law at the Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Mass. He has worked for the National Senior Citizens Law Center in Los Angeles and was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. With a continuing interest in legal issues that affect the poor, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Valley HIV-AIDS Consortium and the Advisory Board of the Western Massachusetts ACLU.


In 2004, to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, Congress designated Sept. 17 as Constitution Day.

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